hi ana, I got the same background like you, illustration, I also do children book, mural works, etc. back then I did advertising storyboard and print-ad illustration. I really would like to work and apply my skill abroad, because where I live which is Jakarta , Indonesia, illustration skill isn't appreciated. mostly care about how cheap can you go, not as how good and professional can you go. I'm also thinking about working in japan coz they do many illustration stuff there, including children books. but, I'm also interested in making union, or maybe even start our own agency somwhere, I dunno. well, maybe you can check my portfolio, and who knows, if they click, and you need illustrator or got illustration project, we can work together. if you're interested, please mail me to: email@example.com
well, I'm looking forward for some cooperation or such:) thanks!